In Shelter. Brent Pilane Pheto. TKS. 2020.
In Shelter. Brent Pilane Pheto. TKS. 2020.
In Shelter. Brent Pilane Pheto. TKS. 2020.
In Shelter. Brent Pilane Pheto. TKS. 2020.

In Shelter.

TKS, 2020. Item #2412

In Shelter is a series of sixteen artworks (originally in ink, paper, and wood) that explore the idea of "shelter" as a domestic and political space during the summer of 2020.

Over the course of these illustrations, featuring a sequence of houses and the dialogues of characters within, we see cooking attempts, a mother sneaking a cigarette, police violence, the intrusion of television, and whispering imaginative creatures. Using an informal comic-like aesthetic, the scenes within the book portray the spectrum of humor and dread through their examination of the everyday.

Pheto's influences include non-fine and outsider arts and crafts, Afro-pessimism and related critical frameworks, and his own multiracial Black identity. This is the artist's first book project.

The book is bound in St. Armand Canal paper wrappers, with a translucent purple flyleaf, matching spine, and four-hole pamphlet stitch. This is from an edition of 66 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Within this edition, a limited number of books with an original illustration are available here.


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